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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/3] arm/syscalls: Optimize address limit check
On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM, Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@google.com> wrote:
> Disable the generic address limit check in favor of an architecture
> specific optimized implementation. The generic implementation using
> pending work flags did not work well with ARM and alignment faults.
>
> The address limit is checked on each syscall return path to user-mode
> path as well as the irq user-mode return function. If the address limit
> was changed, a function is called to stop the kernel with an explicit
> message.
>
> The address limit check has to be done before any pending work because
> they can reset the address limit. For example the lkdtm address limit
> check does not work because the signal to kill the process will reset
> the user-mode address limit.
>
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@google.com>
> ---
> arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S | 11 +++++++++++
> arch/arm/kernel/signal.c | 5 +++++
> 2 files changed, 16 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S b/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S
> index 0b60adf4a5d9..99c908226065 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S
> +++ b/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S
> @@ -12,6 +12,7 @@
> #include <asm/unistd.h>
> #include <asm/ftrace.h>
> #include <asm/unwind.h>
> +#include <asm/memory.h>
> #ifdef CONFIG_AEABI
> #include <asm/unistd-oabi.h>
> #endif
> @@ -48,10 +49,14 @@ ret_fast_syscall:
> UNWIND(.fnstart )
> UNWIND(.cantunwind )
> disable_irq_notrace @ disable interrupts
> + ldr r2, [tsk, #TI_ADDR_LIMIT]
> + cmp r2, #TASK_SIZE
> + blne addr_limit_check_failed
> ldr r1, [tsk, #TI_FLAGS] @ re-check for syscall tracing
> tst r1, #_TIF_SYSCALL_WORK | _TIF_WORK_MASK
> bne fast_work_pending
>
> +
> /* perform architecture specific actions before user return */
> arch_ret_to_user r1, lr
>
> @@ -74,6 +79,9 @@ ret_fast_syscall:
> UNWIND(.cantunwind )
> str r0, [sp, #S_R0 + S_OFF]! @ save returned r0
> disable_irq_notrace @ disable interrupts
> + ldr r2, [tsk, #TI_ADDR_LIMIT]
> + cmp r2, #TASK_SIZE
> + blne addr_limit_check_failed
> ldr r1, [tsk, #TI_FLAGS] @ re-check for syscall tracing
> tst r1, #_TIF_SYSCALL_WORK | _TIF_WORK_MASK
> beq no_work_pending
> @@ -106,6 +114,9 @@ ENTRY(ret_to_user)
> ret_slow_syscall:
> disable_irq_notrace @ disable interrupts
> ENTRY(ret_to_user_from_irq)
> + ldr r2, [tsk, #TI_ADDR_LIMIT]
> + cmp r2, #TASK_SIZE
> + blne addr_limit_check_failed
> ldr r1, [tsk, #TI_FLAGS]
> tst r1, #_TIF_WORK_MASK
> bne slow_work_pending
> diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/signal.c b/arch/arm/kernel/signal.c
> index 5814298ef0b7..5769c15cff89 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/kernel/signal.c
> +++ b/arch/arm/kernel/signal.c
> @@ -673,3 +673,8 @@ struct page *get_signal_page(void)
>
> return page;
> }
> +
> +asmlinkage void addr_limit_check_failed(void)
> +{
> + panic("Incorrect address limit while returning to user-mode.");
> +}

Instead of taking the entire system down, how about a WARN/kill combo
instead? If it's too late for "force_sig(SIGKILL, current)", then
likely we should perform a "do_group_exit(SIGKILL)".

-Kees

--
Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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